Richmond Boakye-Yiadom has the potential to reach the heights of Thierry Henry, says agent
The agent of Richmond Boakye-Yiadom has claimed that the 24-year-old striker has the potential to become one of the world's best strikers.
Boakye-Yiadom joined Serbian club Red Star Belgrade on a permanent three-year deal in June after Latina was defunct due to bankruptcy.
He has since hit the ground running with his new outfit after having bagged six goals and two assists across all competitions. Red Star Belgrade beat Sparta Prague by a 2-0 scoreline in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round, and they are now in pole position to qualify for the play-off stage.
In a WhatsApp chat interview, agent Oliver Arthur was asked about the player's developments where he insisted that he saw the shades of a young Thierry Henry at youth level, he said: ''Boakye is a naturally talented striker with unique qualities and potential to reach the Thierry Henry level. I thought of the French striker [Thierry Henry] when I first saw him in school football and I've never lost confidence in his ability to be one of the best strikers in the world."
Boakye initially joined the Serbian giants on a short-term loan in January this year, and his stats of 22 goals in 24 games have already sparked transfer interest from higher-level European clubs. The 10-time Ghana international has scored in each of the club's games in this season's Europa League, and progress to the tournament's proper would be one of the club's main priorities.
While his representative is building up the hype, the 24-year-old will have to continue his rich form through the 2017/18 season in order to capture attention from the Premier League. Thierry Henry was in a league of his own at Arsenal, and he remains the club's all-time goalscorer with 228 strikers in all competitions. The former France international has been focusing on his punditry following his retirement from the game but he does serve as an assistant coach to the Belgian national team.